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Whittlesea teenager heads to US on basketball scholarship

WHITTLESEA teenager Riley Parkinson is excited for the experience of a lifetime in August next year as he prepares to move to the United States on a college basketball scholarship. Parkinson was this year offered...

Wallan Panthers, Mitchell Rangers hope for Olympic boost

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire sporting groups are hoping the success of Australia at the Tokyo Olympics will translate into a surge in young people taking up sports at a grassroots level. Australia enjoyed its equal...

Wallan Panthers: Sharif Black starring on and off court

By Colin MacGillivray WHILE Victoria’s latest COVID-19 lockdown has brought the Big V basketball season to another halt, Wallan Panthers star USA import Sharif Black is continuing to give the community plenty of reasons to...

66 sports clubs across north central region receive COVID-cancellation grant

A total of 66 sporting clubs and community groups across the region have received financial support to recover from the financial hit that occurred due to recent COVID-19 restrictions. The State Government’s Sporting Club Grants...

Big V Basketball results: Wallan wallops opponents

WALLAN Panthers relished a return to Big V basketball action at the weekend with wins across the board. Big V competition had been on hold since late May in line with the State Government’s COVID-19...

COVID chaos for local sport as matches abandoned

By Colin MacGillivray RIDDELL District Football Netball League clubs are still waiting to learn whether round eight matches that were called off due to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown will be rescheduled or abandoned. League general manager Jordan...

Assumption athletes raise Reconciliation Week awareness with special jersey

To mark Reconciliation Week, Assumption College athletes will celebrate Indigenous culture and players by wearing a specially designed Indigenous jersey. The Indigenous jersey was created for Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria Indigenous round, featuring Indigenous...

Basketball results: Wallan struggles to stick its landing

WALLAN Panthers’ men have been handed their third loss in the Big V division two 2021 season, going down to RMIT 93-74 on Saturday evening. The Panthers struggled to gain the lead for the entirety...

Basketball results: Wallan Panthers men peak, then fall

WALLAN Panthers’ Big V division two men’s double-header weekend saw the side secure an 87-82 win Saturday night against Sherbrooke before falling to Altona 88-70. Sharif Black starred as the Panthers’ leading scorer for the...

Wallan Panthers coach ‘Paps’ celebrates 450 basketball games

By Tricia Mifsud WALLAN Panthers Women’s senior coach Carey 'Paps' Papanicolaou celebrated coaching his 450th basketball game on Sunday afternoon with a thrilling four-point win over Blackburn Vikings. In what was a close game in all four...